ERIC Number: ED344001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Workers and Workplaces: Diversity, Challenge, Excellence! The Annual National State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC) Conference (14th, Albany, New York, July 22-24, 1991). Highlights.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. NOICC Training Support Center.
This document contains highlights from a conference focused on helping the United States meet current and future workplace needs in a rapidly changing economy in which occupational information and career development skills are becoming more and more crucial. The report is organized in five sections: conference highlights; selected workshop highlights; awards; special activities; and participant list. Conference highlights include the following topics: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) focus on work force issues; current legislative issues; landmark report on drastic changes; celebrating diversity in the workplace; removing barriers for workers with disabilities; and power clusters in the policy-making process. The section summarizing the workshops includes highlights on the following topics: economic classification systems; new supply data initiatives; planning the needs of workers with disabilities--providing full Workforce 2000 participation; Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS) link to improve test results; State Training Inventory; comprehensive K-Adult developmental guidance system based on the guidelines; Dictionary of Occupational Titles review; need for action research; New York State Incarcerated Youth Progam; promoting a labor market--labor market information tools to attract and retain industry; linking literacy and career development; guidelines and CIDS implementation; computer networking for occupational career information; basic workplace competencies; follow-up on vocational education students; a mobile career lab (Opportunity Express Bus) for rural clients; computer-managed competency training for counselors; using the National Career Development Guidelines; linking planning and evaluation in vocational-technical education; training through distance learning--technology to plan and implement career development programs; State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (SOICC) network involvement with video technology development; a microcomputer system for economic developers; and Tennessee's international curriculum. A summary of closing remarks and a conference participant list conclude the report. (NLA)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Action Research, Adolescents, Career Development, Career Education, Career Information Systems, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Correctional Institutions, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Distance Education, Economic Factors, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Guidance, International Educational Exchange, Job Skills, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Legislation, Literacy, Microcomputers, Occupational Information, Policy Formation, Rural Extension, Video Equipment, Vocational Education, Young Adults
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. NOICC Training Support Center.